Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.


How Data Can Stop Your City From Burning to the Ground

NYC’s top data analytics guru Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki tells us how collecting the right info can prevent fires and save lives.


How Fielding Analytics Are Making a Great Generation of Shortstops Even Better

Fielding analytics helping the current bumper crop of talented MLB shortstops play the position like never before.


One Jungle Share at a Time: Meet the Bill James of Esports

Analytics are penetrating esports like League of Legends. Tim Sevenhuysen is a crucial voice, breaking down weekly pro games with incisive, illuminating, and often home-cooked stats.


A Preemptive Defense of NHL Team Analytics

The Florida Panthers, the Arizona Coyotes, and the Carolina Hurricanes focused on building through analytics this season, and all three have faltered—but don't blame the math.


What, If Anything, Is Brock Osweiler Actually Worth?

Brock Osweiler is now worth negative-value. Congratulations, Houston.


Can You Guess Which of These Sloan Sports Analytics Events Are Real? A Quiz

The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT is where sports' scientific and statistical elite get together and nerd out. It's also the basis for your challenge here.


Google Is Battling a Russian Spammer Over the Use of the Letter 'G'

Vitaly Popov wants to keep control of his domain that looks nearly identical to


Do NFL Coach Firings Make Any Immediate Difference?

A new study suggests that NFL franchises fire their coaches too often, and too reflexively—and that making such a move is unlikely to produce short-term improvement.


Why an All-in-One Defensive Stat Is Still the NBA's Holy Grail

The NBA's smartest analytic minds have struggled to come up with a reliable, all-in-one defensive player metric. Will they ever succeed?


Motherboard Is Not Spam

Those referrals in your analytics aren't actually from us. They're probably from a Russian spammer we interviewed.


Finally, a Mood Ring for the 21st Century

Thanks to analytics, this mood ring can let you know when your stressed.